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Mon
26
Jan

Four last-minute tips to lower your taxes

Now that the New Year has begun, April 15 will be here before you know it. Have you done all you can to minimize your tax payments and maximize prudent financial planning?

Thu
22
Jan

Sen. Goodwin pledges focus on mental health

The 89th Legislature has officially begun, and it's looking to be a very exciting few months. I spent the last summer traveling Minnesota examining the state of our mental health services, and am looking forward to sharing what I've learned from you with my colleagues in the legislature.

Thu
22
Jan

How to report gambling income and expenses

MN CPA

Thu
22
Jan

Calls from your own phone number — how is it possible?

“Shelly” and her family sat down to dinner when the phone rang. Before she answered the call, Shelly looked at the caller ID and saw her own name and phone number! She answered the call and heard a recording that offered to lower her credit card interest rate. Shelly hung up and reported the call to her phone company.

Wed
21
Jan

Energized by great ideas

At the first Senate E-12 Education Policy and Budget Committee hearing of the year, members heard dozens of great recommendations on everything from technology to school facilities to mental health. As Chair of the committee, I felt we needed to hear from our education partners and stakeholders to begin session with a clear idea of what’s needed in our public schools across the state.

Mon
19
Jan

Reuniting Minnesotans with ‘unclaimed property’

$2090. That’s the amount of money my deceased grandma had in an old TCF bank account that none of us knew about until I checked the State of Minnesota’s unclaimed property list.

Did you know the State of Minnesota is holding over $606 million in unclaimed property? This averages out to about $120 per person for each of Minnesota’s roughly five million residents.

Mon
19
Jan

Protect others by staying home when ill

With the state in the midst of a particularly tough influenza season, health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves and others by staying home when they are ill.

Mon
19
Jan

Reforming K-12 Education: Replacing No Child Left Behind

Thirteen years ago last week from a high school in southwestern Ohio, Pre

Wed
14
Jan

It’s in your court: you must respond to jury summons

Fri
02
Jan

What you should know about timeshares

Now that the holidays are upon us, many people dream of taking a tropical vacation or spending time near a popular attraction. If you’re shopping for a getaway, you may have considered a timeshare, an arrangement that generally gives you the right to stay at a certain property for a specified amount of time each year. There are more than 1,500 timeshare resorts in the United States, according to the American Resort Development Association, and the average sales price for a unit is more than $20,000. If you’re thinking of spending your free time at one of them, the Minnesota Society of CPAs offers this advice.

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